Bee Movie is one movie audiences won’t let be. In recent years, the 2007 Dreamworks feature has been subjected to countless memes, mockery, and fervent cult fandom.
Much of that has to do with the script’s strange and off-color elements, not least an unusual relationship between its bee and human protagonists. In the film, Barry B. Benson, a bee who can talk to humans, strikes up a friendship with florist Vanessa Bloome that blossoms into something almost amorous.
This has puzzled and amused viewers, who ask why romance between species is implied in what appears to be a family film. And now they have an apology from Jerry Seinfeld, who voiced Barry, co-wrote the script, and came up with the idea for the movie in the first place.